Hosting a student

Hosting a YFU secondary school exchange student gives your family the opportunity to share your home and family life with students from up to 60 countries around the world.

You can host a student for either 2, 3 5 or 10 months.  Our host families are people who are open minded, tolerant, and keen to experience another culture and different way of thinking.

Being a host family means opening your home, heart, and mind to a young person who is keen to learn about Australia, the people, their customs and of course enhance their language skills.

How to become a YFU Host Family

If your family would like to become a host family, please make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • The students must have their own bed to sleep in.  They can, however, share a room with a host sibling of the same sex.
  • The students must be provided with a place to study (can be the kitchen table) and three meals a day.
  • Both the student and host family will be required to attend YFU events such as orientations, which are an integral part of our exchange programs
  • The host family must ensure that the student adheres to the YFU rules and regulations.

The most important task of a host family, however, to make their exchange student a part of their family and to support them on their journey through a new and unknown culture.

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